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Using ideas, plots, text and other intellectual property developed by someone else while claiming it is your original work.

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Since the content in this encyclopedia was placed online in 1997, and although copyright notices are prominently displayed, thousands of definitions have been, and still are, copied to other websites without copyright attribution, typically in quantities from a half dozen to a couple hundred. The most interesting copyright infringement was a Texas state agency, which copied about a hundred terms to their site and added just one more of their own. The term they added was "plagiarism." True story! See copyright.



a form of violation of the rights of an author or inventor. It consists of the illegal use under one’s own name of another’s scientific, literary, or musical work, invention, or rationalization proposal, in full or in part, without recognition of the source from which the material was drawn. Under Soviet law, a plagiarist can be charged under either civil or criminal law, depending on the degree of the crime’s social danger.

Under civil law (as set forth in the Civil Code of the RSFSR, arts. 499 and 500), the author—and after his death, his heirs and other persons indicated by law—has the right to demand the restoration of his violated rights, for example, by announcements of the violation in the press. He also has the right to demand a ban on publication of the work or a ban on its distribution. In case of losses incurred, the author may demand restitution. Under criminal law (as set in the Criminal Code of the RSFSR, art. 141), plagiarism is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of up to one year or by a fine of up to 500 rubles.

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Zakaria himself admitted that the paragraph was plagiarised and has taken full responsibility.
Songwriter Seth Swirsky, who has 30 gold and platinum records and is married to the head of EMI Music Publishing, claims Thank God is plagiarised from a song called Just One of Those Love Songs, which he wrote with Warryn Campbell for the group Xscape.
What a shame they didn't show the same concern over the validity of the government's plagiarised dodgy dossier, shamelessly scrambled together to claim Saddam could obliterate us in 15 minutes.
Author Barbara Taylor Bradford has lost her case against Sahara Television which she claimed had plagiarised three of her novels, especially 'A Woman Of Substance', in its USD13m serial 'Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny'.
Robert Gordon's University have developed a computer programme that spots work students have plagiarised from the internet and are trying to pass off as their own.
Indian film writer Sachin Bhaumik has filed a defamation case against bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford after she obtained an injunction from an Indian court barring Sahara Television from broadcasting a soap opera which she claimed had been plagiarised from her novels.
It appears No10's justification for military invasion not only plagiarised a student's decade-old thesis on Saddam, but also cut out expert conclusions a they didn't say: "Bombs away
Robert Gordon University have developed a computer programme that spots work students have plagiarised from the internet and are trying to pass off as their own.